||4 acts [unfinished]
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1892 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff.
- Act IV, extracts arranged for orchestra (Aleksandr Borodin arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
1911 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Act I, vocal score (César Cui).
1932 – Moscow: Muzgiz.
- Extracts from Act II and III, vocal score (Modest Mussorgsky)
(in vols.4, 7 and 8 of Complete Collected Works).
||Viktor Krylov (1838–1908)
||voices, chorus, orchestra |
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
- 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion, harp, strings
||Most of the music was recycled into other works by its composers:
||This collaborative opera-ballet was composed by César Cui (Act I), Modest Mussorgsky and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (Acts II and III), and Aleksandr Borodin (Acts IV), with additional ballet music by Ludwig Minkus. However, it was never staged, and only fragments of the original score have survived. Ludwig Minkus in 1879 composed his own full-length, 4-act ballet on the subject in 1879.